Re: A really big 1911 question
there are several reasons for the 1911 not being used as a duty or military weapon. the first reason is as police officers, they dont get to choose the weapon they carry, normally the person that does choose sets behind a desk.
the second reason is that 1911's are normally more expensive than lets say a Glock
and the third reason is that it takes some training to use a weapon. the training of the use of a glock is easier and cheaper than with a 1911. that includes use and maintenance.
the forth reason is maintenance. proper maintenance is easier on a glock than a 1911. it's faster and it's less involved. and a 1911 needs to be adjusted in order to work properly, especially the extractor. it's a lot easier to issue glocks and not worry about it, than it is to have 2 or 3 1911's out of a hundred that needs to be tweaked.